Art History Courses in London

Interested in art history? Then why not browse our extensive range of art history courses, to explore debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden – and also take place in many of London’s galleries and museums, as well as online.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Focus on: Degas

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative weekend art history course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Ilya Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga, 1870, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg - detail

    The art of 19th century Russia

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the rich world of Russian art in the nineteenth century from epic academic canvases to radical breakaway works, and those who made and collected them. Running in partnership with Pushkin House.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art

    Course Date: Tue 13 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Friday lates: the Bauhaus in London

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Staatliches Bauhaus opened its doors in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Fourteen years later it was shut down by the Nazis. Celebrate 100 years of Modernism in architecture and design and discover how Bauhaus style spread to London.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  5. Natalia Goncharova, Cyclist, 1913, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

    Russian Art: From Royalty to Revolution

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the fascinating world of Russian art from nineteenth century academicians and rebels to the art of the avant-garde at Pushkin House. Discover the links with art of the west and the emergence of a uniquely Russian aesthetic. Running in partnership with Pushkin House.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Medieval art and architecture

    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Study the art of the era and the architecture of the prominent Gothic cathedrals and medieval buildings of the continent and England.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Boris Mikailovich Kustodiev, Bolshevik, 1920, State Tretyakov Gallery

    Art of the Russian Revolution

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Russian Revolution changed Russia forever. Explore how its ideals and realities were expressed in the painting, design, photography, architecture, textiles, poetry, and films of the era. Running in partnership with Pushkin House.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. The small early Christian basilica of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Bulgaria, 5th Century CE (Photo: Vladislav Nedelev) - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

    In depth: exploring the sources of early Christian images

    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the sources of early Christian images in depth. We'll consider the main developments, and the motivations behind their origins.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this online art history course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Spanish art: in the age of Picasso, Miro and Dali 1885-1936

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Reflecting a 'silver age' of literature, art in Spain before the Civil war encompasses the modernist genius of Picasso, Juan Gris and Miró; the surrealism of Dalí and the late Impressionism of Joaquín Sorolla.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Art in the 1920s and 1930s: architecture and design

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how architects and designers in the interwar period reacted to both cultural and societal change. Explore the experimental world of architecture and design in the art deco and Bauhaus period.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Friday lates: The painted lives of the Safavid Dynasty of Iran

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    In time for the V&A Exhibition “Epic Iran” opening in October 2020, this session will explore narrative miniature painting made under royal patronage in 16th century Safavid Iran.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. Friday lates: art and alchemy: from the ancient to today

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Delve into a magical world of hidden secrets and bizarre symbolism as we distil the heady mix that is art and alchemy; from early manuscripts and renaissance paintings, to the surrealists and contemporary art.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  14. Focus on: Titian

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Titian dominated the art of Venice for a large part of the 16th century, but how did he did he also become one of the most successful artists across Europe, selling originals and studio copies to kings and princes across the continent?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Twenty-four modern & contemporary artists you should know

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Look in depth at four artists a week across a series of themes from alienation to post-conceptualism. What links can be made between artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and where is art heading?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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